There is an increase in demand for chiropractic treatment for children. As a chiropractor, I often hear parents being worried their child’s posture or spinal alignment. The good news is we know posture is a social construct. The concept of spinal alignment is also kinda outdated and most likely irrelevant today.

Today want to discuss your pain as a parent and how it may affect your relationships.

Singaporeans are in a lot of pain

First, we want to go back to the GSK Global Pain Index 2017. The report found that 42% of Singaporeans suffer from weekly pain and up a third actually choose to delay seeking treatment for their pain. In Singapore, half of pain sufferers are still choosing to live with their pain in silence.

It doesn’t seem like a big deal but the report also found that pain has a direct impact on your relationships

Majority of parents struggle with their child because of pain

This is a bit of a hard truth. The GSK 2017 report found that 77% of parents think they would be a better parent if not because of their pain.

They found pain found it harder for them to listen to their children and help them with their daily tasks.

Majority of parents also agreed that they are less patient with their child because they are living with pain.

Social relationships are also affected

It’s not only the parent-child relationship that is affected.

Half of Singaporean pain sufferers reported that their pain stops them from going out with their friends. Among those who manage to maintain their social relationships, 57% struggle to stay engaged through the social interaction.

Pain affects your relationship

People with pain have poorer social relationships. 

We don’t really think of pain in the context of how it affects our relationships. We think pain is benign and if we were to put up with it, we would be okay.

Well, this is not true. While you may be perfectly functional and feeling relatively okay, take this time to reflect on how your pain has intruded into your life.

Has your relationship with your child suffered?

Are you unnecessarily losing your temper with your child?

Do you have to stop or cut down on social activities (e.g. date nights, weekly workouts, family outings) because you have pain?

Social interaction also affects your pain!

Doing nothing about your pain is going to put you into a vicious downward spiral.

If you think about it, having pain cuts down on social interaction. Reducing social interaction results in poorer psychosocial health and/or general well-being. That in turn increase susceptibility to pain, which leads to even less social interaction.

Pain management in Singapore


Square One is one of the only clinics in Singapore that focuses exclusively on exercise therapy and clinical rehabilitation. With our unique approach to pain management over 80% of our clients achieve full recovery in four to seven visits.  

There are many, many pain treatment options in Singapore today. It doesn’t matter if you are struggling with the common neck stiffness, shoulder tension, or back pain, there is help available for you.

Most of us think if the pain is mild and we can put up with it, we should just endure it.

Well, this false!

We know that even if you can bear the pain you are currently experiencing, it is likely that your pain has an impact on your immediate surroundings and on those you love. Your child and your partner are likely the one who is at the brute end of your pain experience.

Seek care with an evidence based chiropractor

Square One is one of the only evidence-based chiropractic clinic in Singapore. We support 100% of our claims with research data. As a result, our clients respond will to our chiropractic treatment and over 80% of our clients will achieve full recovery in four to seven visits.

If you are looking to take action today, drop us a message via the form below and tell us more about your pain. We will be happy to discuss more on what you are currently going through and how we can help you as a chiropractor. Check out our condition-specific content:

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